Replacement for PM G4 Yikes! PRAM Battery

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Nameci, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Nameci macrumors 68000

    Nameci

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    #1
    In my corner of the world there is no way I can get my hands on a replacement PRAM battery. I can only get my hands on a 3volt Lithium battery. Can it be used to replace a dead battery on my PowerMac G4?
     
  2. tampasteve macrumors 6502

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    I am NOT recommending this....but one can find information online on how to make a battery used for these applications. Essentially you use button batteries to accomplish this. I have never tried it as there is no real need as they are readily available here.
     
  3. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Just order a 1/2 AA battery from eBay. Plenty of worldwide shippers and it will only cost $5 or so. Not worth the hassle and cost of making your own IMHO.
     
  4. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

    gavinstubbs09

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    OWC has them too. When I bought mine it was $7 or so, may be a bit more now. The unfortunate thing is I have several other machines that could benefit from new batteries, but I don't want to blow $50 on batteries.
     
  5. weckart macrumors 68040

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    $50 is a lot to blow on batteries but $20 will make 10 computers very happy

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pack-of-10-...-Lithium-Batteries-ADT-EXP-2023-/221603892202

    [Not my listing. Obviously.]

    Hint when buying for Mac components; always look for the generic name. Once you add superfluous Apple-specific descriptions like 'PRAM' the cost goes up substantially.
     

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